State and Regional News

Free application for federal student aid opened

                  The primary form used to determine student financial aid eligibility opened Oct. 1, for students enrolling in the 2023-2024 academic year. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid, often known as the FAFSA, is used by colleges and universities, the state, and federal government to award grants, scholarships, work-study, and student loans. Students should submit a FAFSA every year they plan to attend college.

ECC, Southeast agree to new Mentor Transfer Program

                 East Central College students planning to transfer to Southeast Missouri State University, Cape Girardeau, will have a helping hand every step of the way.

Electronics, appliances and tires collection being held Saturday, October 8 in St. Robert

                  A special waste collection for residential electronics, appliances and tires will be held from 9 a.m. to noon on Oct. 8 at the St. Robert Aquatic Center, 105 J.H. Williamson Drive in St. Robert.

Missouri Soybeans partners with State Technical College

The Missouri Soybean Merchandising Council (MSMC) and State Technical College (State Tech) in Linn, Missouri, reached an agreement to introduce soy-based lubricants and biodiesel into their diesel mechanic program. The value-added partnership provides an opportunity to educate future diesel mechanics and technicians on the endless benefits and options of soy-based products. 

Governor signs largest income tax cut in state history into law

On Wednesday during a press conference and ceremony at the State Capitol, Governor Mike Parson signed SBs 3 & 5 and HB 3 into law. Both pieces of legislation are a result of the special session Governor Parson called to pass historic income tax cuts and extend key agriculture tax credits for a minimum of six years.